Africanized bee

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a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee

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Africanised bees are hybrids of European honey bees and A.
The development of a genetic test to differentiate Africanised bees from non-Africanised bees could allow imports of honey bee semen from countries that have desirable stock, but also have Africanised bees.
While weve been able to import queen bees from countries without Africanised bees, this will allow semen to be tested and brought in from other countries without the risk of importing Africanised bees as well as Varroa which is not transmitted through semen.
The only area in the Brazilian territory where Africanised bees are not found is inside the Amazon (Oliveira and Cunha, 2005).